GHR is keenly aware of the challenges the COVID-19 pandemic has presented to volunteers and communities alike. Please know that we are in regular contact with our partner communities in Guatemala and Vietnam, and we hope to return to these wonderful people in 2021. Until then, please be safe and check back with us for updates.
Anyone can volunteer with GHR! From non-medical volunteers to students, to nurses and doctors, there are roles in our clinics for everyone. Students gain incredible educational opportunities, non-medical volunteers assist with educational programs, and our medical volunteers apply their skills to the field. Click below to learn more about how you can join the GHR Family of Volunteers.Learn More →
Can’t attend a trip? Support GHR in other ways! Global Health Reach is dedicated to applying at least 100% of all donations directly to program services and support. We rely on the generosity of donors and volunteers to improve the ‘global health’ in medically underserved communities around the world. You can now set up recurring monthly donations! Click here to learn more about making a tax-deductible donation.Learn More →
Have you ever gone on a medical mission trip and wondered what the long-term purpose was? What’s the point in providing healthcare if there’s no follow-up care? GHR’s focus is improving the long-term health of populations we partner with. We accomplish this goal by scheduling follow-up trips to each village every 3-6 months. Click below to learn about our upcoming medical mission trips to Guatemala and Vietnam.Learn More →
This trip was an oppurtinity of a lifetime. As a pre-medical student still in my undergraduate I got to experience hands on learning like I have never experienced before. I feel this medical mission will set me apart from the others applying. Not to add, this trip truly changed me as a person. I think Gandhi said it best when he said, ” The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” GHR has truly become a family to me and I can not wait to return on another mission with them.
Wow!! I cannot believe how fast the time has passed. The four days of clinic have been unbelievable. We treated hundreds of patients who greatly appreciated our help and eagerly await our return. The scenery, culture, food and people of the Ha Giang region have truly touched the hearts of the GHR family.
This entire trip has been an amazing and unpredictable adventure! I believe we’ve gained so much from this experience and am grateful to have had the opportunity to be apart of such a great team. I’m excited to see what the future holds for this region with the help of GHR and can’t wait to return for another GHR trip!.
A morning filled with multi-cultural songs, Vietnamese coffee buzzes and colorful locales were a fanatic way to experience the H’Mong people and their beautiful northern, mountainous landscapes.
Through the 4 days of clinic we have been able to really grow together as a team. We have shared many laughs and great experiences all while accomplishing our goal of providing care to those in need in northern Vietnam. I can’t wait to do more trips with GHR and experience all this great organization has to offer.
I knew I would appreciate the experience, but I had no idea I’d fall in love with it. The entire GHR team was fun, loving and caring. The locals from the communities we visited were just the same and beyond grateful. All these beautiful people fell into one precious piece of scenery called Guatemala. I realize that I must go back and I’ve discovered how I’ll be traveling from now on.
Partnering with people who want to invest in my own country and being able to join them is a very uplifting experience. GHR’s philosophy and passion for Guatemala brings hope for outreached communities. Looking forward to see the communities grow.
Volunteering on this trip has been an awesome experience! Being a Guatemalan physician it is always my desire to give back to my country. Finding groups like GHR that bring resources and projects to the country is always encouraging. It is truly special to see that they give follow up to the communities they have selected several times a year. This helps the communities continue to grow and improve and also have better access to global health. Hopefully this will also help the project move from primary care to preventative medicine allowing the project to expand to even more communities. I look forward to more mission trips with GHR
This trip to Guatemala has surpassed my expectations and has reinforced my dream to provide medical care in developing countries. The clinics have been filled with adorable, smiling children and appreciative adults. It is a wonderful feeling helping to improve the health of an underserved population
Once again….simply amazing! This is my fourth trip with the GHR family and I cannot find the words to describe my experience. I have been extremely fortunate to be able to return to the villages. Over the past year, I have watched the children grow, I know the families and I have made connections that will last a lifetime. I look forward to my return trip with GHR!
Go to the people,
Learn from them.
Start with what they know.
Build on what they have.
When the task is finished, the people will say:
“We did it ourselves.”
–Old Chinese proverb